Mini Monstera Care

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Basic Mini Monstera Care

These are great if you are looking for a split-leaf houseplant but don’t have space for a Monstera Deliciosa! Below you will find our complete Mini Monstera care guide with everything you need to know to keep your plant healthy and happy.

Bright Indirect Light

I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.

Water Moderately

I don’t like my soil to be too dry or too soggy. Little and often is what I’m after.

High Humidity

I thrive in humid environments so please mist my leaves every so often.

Potting Soil

I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it will retain the right amount of water.

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Detailed Mini Monstera Care

Whether you're looking to make sure your Mini Monstera is in it's perfect conditions, or looking to see if one could work for your space. We've got you covered.

Avoid direct sunlight

Mini Monstera plants can survive in fairly low light as well as bright indirect light. What you want to avoid is long exposure to direct sunlight as this can scorch the leaves. Also note that growth will be slower in low light and new leaves may not have as many splits in.

Let the soil dry out between waterings

Whilst Mini Monstera plants do like frequent watering, it’s important that you make sure the soil has time to dry out in between. This may be around weekly in summer but fortnightly in winter. Each plant is different (due to size and location) so you’ll have to see what suits its specific needs.

Mini Monsteras thrive in humid environments

To keep your Mini Monstera happy you want to be misting the leaves several times per week to raise the humidity. We also recommend buying a humidifier or placing it in the kitchen or bathroom if it is struggling with dry air in your home.

Average room temperature is fine

Mini Monstera plants aren’t super fussed about the temperature and will grow just fine in average room temperature. Just make sure to keep them away from drafty windows and doors as the cold air from outside can cause damage to your plant’s health.

Only fertilise in the growing months

If you do choose to fertilise your Mini Monstera, then make sure that you only fertilise during spring and summer. Your plant will go dormant over winter and the won’t be much new growth.

Unfortunately, the Mini Monstera is toxic

If you have small children or pets at home, you will want to keep your Mini Monstera out of reach as they aren’t safe to ingest due to calcium oxalate crystals in the plant.

Propagate through stem cutting

When propagating your Mini Monstera it’s really important that use a cutting that has a node in the stem as this is where the root will grow from. Pop the cutting in water and after a few weeks, you should start to see roots appear. Your cutting can then be pot into fresh soil.

They will need support to grow

Mini Monsteras are climbing plants and will need some kind of support as they grow taller. Moss poles or trellises are a great way to keep your Mini Monstera stable.

Mini Monstera Care Starter Kit

We've put together this great little starter kit that includes all of the equipment and information you'll need to take proper care of your Mini Monstera.

Common Problems with your Mini Monstera

Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.

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Yellow leaves on a Mini Monstera plants suggests it has either been overwatered or receiving too much direct sunlight. Check the spot your plant is in as well as the moisture levels in the soil and adjust the environment or watering schedule accordingly.

Brown dry crispy leaves suggest your plant has been underwater. Check the soil to confirm before slowly reintroducing more frequent watering.

Brown leaf tips on Mini Monstera plants is often caused by a lack of humidity. Mist your plant’s leaves several times a week as well as using a humidifier to increase the humidity around your plant.

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